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Dungeon Master Survival Kit is a boxed set for Basic Dungeons & Dragons released in January 1995.

Official synopsis[]

With the new DUNGEON MASTER Survival Kit, the amazing world of Mystara will take on new life right before your eyes!

Whether you're an experienced Dungeon Master or a novice taking his first steps on the road to adventure, the DUNGEON MASTER Survival Kit will make your campaign more exciting and dramatic than ever!

Within this unusual product you'll find...

  • Two dozen loose sheets covered with a wide array of forms, charts, and handouts designed to make the DM's job easier and his games more exciting.
  • A special deck of cards that introduces over 20 new magical items to the MYSTARA™ campaign. Plus, DM's will find a copy of the Deck of the Spheres, a new artifact that may well be the most powerful magic item in the Known World.
  • A 16-page booklet of DM's information that includes information about the languages of mystara and tips on making better, more exciting maps.
  • A full-color, 16-page Campaign Log that allows the DM to keep track of the highlights of his campaign.

Master the world of Mystara with the DUNGEON MASTER survival kit!

Content[]

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Steven E. Schend. Art was provided by Henry Higgenbotham and Eric Hotz.

Release[]

Dungeon Master Survival Kit was released by TSR in January 1995 for $12.95 US, $18.95 Canadian, or £9.99 UK.

On April 25, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Dungeon Master Survival Kit reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

Henry Higgenbotham's approach to a real photography cover was later used for the covers of the Player's Handbook (3.0) (2000) and other Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition sourcebooks.

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References[]


Basic Dungeons & Dragons
Core rules
Holmes: Basic Set
Moldvay/Cook B/X: Basic SetExpert Set
BECMI: Basic RulesExpert RulesCompanion RulesMaster RulesImmortals Rules
Rules CyclopediaThe New Easy to Master Dungeons & Dragons Game
The Classic Dungeons & Dragons Game
Supplements
Creature CrucibleGazetteer
Bestiary of Dragons and GiantsThe Book of Marvelous MagicThe Book of Wondrous InventionsChampions of Mystara: Heroes of the Princess ArkCreature CatalogueCreature CatalogPoor Wizard's Almanac & Book of FactsPoor Wizard's Almanac II & Book of FactsPoor Wizard's Almanac III & Book of FactsThe Shady Dragon InnThunder RiftWrath of the Immortals
Adventures
In Search of Adventure (In Search of the Unknown) • The Keep on the BorderlandsPalace of the Silver PrincessThe Lost CityHorror on the HillThe Veiled SocietyRahasiaJourney to The RockCastle Caldwell and Beyond) • Adventures in BlackmoorTemple of the FrogCity of the GodsThe Duchy of TenArena of ThyatisLegions of ThyatisEye of TraldarThe Dymrak DreadKing's FestivalQueen's HarvestAssault on Raven's RuinThe Best of IntentionsBlade of VengeanceBlizzard PassCastle AmberCrown of Ancient GloryCurse of XanathonDeath's RideThe Dragon's DenDrums on Fire MountainEarthshaker!The Endless StairEye of the WyvernFive Coins For A KingdomThe Gem and the StaffGhost of Lion CastleThe Goblin's LairThe Immortal StormIn the Phantom's WakeInto the MaelstromThe Isle of DreadMaze of the Riddling MinotaurThe Knight of NewtsLathan's GoldLegacy of BloodMaster of the Desert NomadsMystery of the Snow PearlsNight's Dark TerrorQuagmire!Quest for the HeartstoneQuest for the Silver SwordRage of the RakastaRed Arrow, Black ShieldSabre RiverSaga of the Shadow LordThe Savage CoastSkarda's MirrorSword and ShieldTalons of NightTemple of DeathTest of the WarlordsThunderdelve MountainThe Tree of LifeTwilight CallingVengeance of AlphaksThe War Rafts of KronWhere Chaos ReignsThe Wrath of OlympusWrath of the Minotaur
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